OUR VISION - Marinship as an Innovation Zone
The Industrial, Maritime, Fabrication, and Technology Possibilities are Endless....
The wholesale abandonment of the Marinship Specific Plan without a clearly defined replacement would be an irreversible tragedy to the culture of Sausalito and negatively affect our jobs, businesses, traffic, and community character.
In recognition of the voices of the community as presented in the Marinship Workshop, the Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition supports a vision for the Marinship as an area whose primary goal is to preserve and enhance maritime, light industrial, and artistic uses and jobs. These uses define the backbone of Sausalito’s cultural heritage. All economic studies and feasibility analyses should be designed with the goal of promoting this vision.
If we implement policies that make it easier for light industrial fabricators and similar companies to find space and perform their work, Sausalito can expand its legacy of innovation in both prototype fabrication and intellectual property. It is essential to continue to promote and protect the Industrial zoned areas.
We must continue to support our artist communities with access to facilities and workspaces that are not priced out due to offices.
We must protect and enhance our maritime industry in order to continue to serve our marine community.
Office and Residential
No new commercial office development or housing development should be allowed in the Marinship. Limited office use, determined to be strictly accessory to a permitted use, will be allowed and existing or approved office buildings and uses may remain as permitted uses. The risks and liabilities of opening the Marinship to any type of land-based residential would be significant considering sea level rise, subsidence, and existing contamination.
Finally, we support a thorough evaluation of the historic resources in the Marinship, and suggest that the City analyze the opportunities to preserve and honor our City's important culture and history of fabrication and innovation.